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weekend before president obama and mitt romney meet in denver for the first presidential debate. the economy is seen as a central issue of the economy. tara mergener has more on the story. >> good morning. lots of anticipation on this first presidential debate. just five days now until that first presidential debate. it is one of the last chances for them to sway the undecided voters. as the clock ticks down to election day, the presidential hopefuls are running at a furious pace -- >> thank you, thank you. >> and getting ready for the first debate, where the economy will be front and center, as it was on thursday in springfield, virginia, where mitt romney pounced. the commerce department lowered its latest estimate of economic growth. >> china is growing much faster than we. russia is growing faster than we. our economy needs to be reinvigorated. we cannot afford four more years like the last four years. >> in virginia beach, president obama pledged to create more jobs and to get the economy moving again in his next term. >> the truth is it will take a few more years to solve
bull's-eye. the romney campaign kicks off a bus tour in that state. hallie jackson has details. >> paul ryan kicks off the bus tour today and he will be joined by mitt romney tomorrow. >> mitt romney attacked 47% -- >> this is the obama ad that will greet romney's team in ohio. starting today. >> maybe romney should come clean on his taxes. >> a reference to romney's release of his 2011 tax returns showing he paid 14.1% on close to $14 million in income. >> he has not been straight with the american people about those finances. >> i think it will be about your bank account and not his swiss bank account. it will be about your job, whether you have one or you are afraid of losing it. >> jobs are still the focus on the campaign trail. >> i am fighting to create american jobs. >> thank you. >> mitt romney will shift his own focus. he will spend less time with donors and more with voters. what will not change are the attacks against president obama. >> he said he can't fix washington from the inside. that can only be done from the outside. we will give him a chance on november 6 to do that.
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